Amandine Beyer

It was in Aix-en-Provence that Amandine Beyer began studying music at the age of four: recorder, then violin in Aurélia Spadaro’s class. It is perhaps for this reason that, after completing her studies of "modern violin" at the Paris Conservatory and having written a master's degree over Karlheinz Stockhausen, she finds the path of early music going to study in Basel with Chiara Banchini.

This decisive period in her studies enables her to discover the world of rhetorical interpretation, and enjoy the contact of personalities like Hopkinson Smith, Christophe Coin, Pedro Memelsdorff (she played several years in the medieval ensemble Mala Punica) Jean Tubéry and Alfredo Bernardini. All these experiences have allowed her to grown as a musician and performer, and have encouraged her to start her career as itinerant violinist, giving numerous concerts worldwide.

She currently divides her time between the groups in which she participates: les Cornets Noirs, le Concert Français, the duo with Pierre Hantai and the latest addition to the list: Gli Incogniti - their cd devoted to Vivaldi's Four Seasons has been welcomed by the critic as a "renewal" of the vivaldian discography - while keeping a special place for teaching: she teaches in the ESMAE of Porto (Portugal), as well as courses at Barbaste, Mondovi (Italy), and Taipei. Her last recording, Bach’s “Sonatas & Partitas”, has been awarded the best international critics: Diapason D’Or de l’anée, Choc de Classica de l’année, Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros, Gramophone’s Editor’s choice.

Since 2010, she has begun to teach baroque violin at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. In a certain way, ”un retour aux sources”!